A few weeks ago we looked at all the “-ia” names that have ever appeared in the SSA data. So today let’s do the same thing for the masculine equivalent, -io.
Here are all the permutations 3-letter -io names, ordered by 2018 popularity levels:
- Rio (currently the 1,134th most popular name for baby boys)
- Gio (1,951st)
- Lio (4,533rd)
- Pio (6,571st)
- Dio (7,696st)
- Mio (8,562nd)
- Nio (9,363rd)
- Jio (currently unlisted)
- Kio (currently unlisted)
- Tio* (currently unlisted)
Which of the above –io names do you like best? Why?
*Tio, which happens to be the Spanish word for “uncle” (but is also used as a slang term for “guy” or “dude” in Spain) was a relatively high-hitting one-hit wonder in 1983. Any idea what the influence might have been? Commercials for Tio Sancho foods perhaps?